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World Cup 2010
On the basis of 1,400 oral histories from the men who were there, bestselling author and World War II historian Stephen E. Ambrose reveals for the first time anywhere that the intricate plan for the invasion of France in June 1944 had to be abandoned before the first shot was fired. The true story of D-Day, as Ambrose relates it, is about the citizen soldiers - junior officers and enlisted men - taking the initiative to act on their own to break through Hitler's Atlantic Wall when they realised that nothing was as they had been told it would be. D-DAY is the brilliant, no holds barred, telling of the battles of Omaha and Utah beaches. Ambrose relives the epic victory of democracy on the most important day of the twentieth century.
Chris Tarrant and his father Basil were very close, they played sport together, watched sport together and shared the same sense of humour. Chris loved and admired his father but it was only after his death he realised that he hardly knew him at all. Basil Avery Tarrant grew up in 1920s Reading, where the smell of beer and biscuits from the local factories filled the air. He worked as an administrator in a local factory and spent his Saturday nights down at the music halls. But what happened to Basil during the war, and how he came to be awarded the Military Cross, remained a mystery to Chris and his family for nearly sixty years. In this emotional journey, Chris discovers that Basil was involved in some of WWII's most significant campaigns, including the Dunkirk evacuation and the D-Day landings, and also took part in some of the most brutal, close-range fighting in Cleve. Dad's War is a profoundly moving and heartfelt tribute to a much-loved father, but it's also a sincere and humble commemoration of the bravery and sacrifice of the soldiers of WWII.
A book to certainly get you geared up for the World Cup. Players past and present recount the highs and lows of playing for England in the biggest football championship on the planet. England may have only won the World Cup once but the pride and ambition these footballers have shines through in this highly entertaining read.
With the World Cup taking place on the African continent this year Steve Bloomfield analyses why the game plays such an important role in today’s Africa and why they are turning out such a huge amount of world class players. A great book for setting the scene for this year's World Cup.
A fascinating book that traces the development of football in Africa, finding out what makes African football unique and examining how the game fits into the social and political life of the continent.
A new collection of stories about Horrid Henry and his little brother, Perfect Pete. Henry is as determined as ever to get his own way and will stop at nothing to achieve his ends. Above all, he won’t let Perfect Pete stand in his way. How Henry and Pete continue their feuding adventures makes for more hilarious reading.
Well, World Cup fever is on us once again and here Graham McColl takes a look at the possible how’s and why’s of certain teams winning the coveted cup. He looks at all the various factors that go in to making that winning team from tactics to pure luck and with all this in mind he looks at the qualifying teams for the 2010 competition.
A must for all football fans as the Sky Sports presenter shares anecdotes and stories about his time covering the football, his own highs and lows and his sharing of the pleasure and pain with all the other football fanatics out there.
Football tactics and the history of the modern game are analysed in this in depth book which is a must for any fan of the game. Informative, well researched and highly readable.
After the success of the first part of his fascinating autobiography following his Manchester United years Bobby Charlton is back with the next phase of his phenomenal career. For 22 years he played for his country and was involved in some of the most memorable matches played. From the highs of the 1966 World Cup win to the lows of the Munich Air Disaster Bobby tells it as it was. An inspirational story from a legendary player.
Ever wondered whether there's a science to successful football? If so, then this is the book for you. With examples from some of the best-known games of the past fifty years, How to Score puts a novel spin on the beautiful game.
Is football The Beautiful Game or a gentlemen's game played by hooligans?
Depending on your opinion, as World Cup 2010 kicks off in South Africa on 11 June, you'll either be glued to the box or hiding in one!
In the hope that you're a football fan, or know someone who is, Lovereading has assembled this formidable line-up of football related books and websites.
For many, the only reading done during the World Cup is the lip-reading of international expletives on the players mouths. But why not try the great books on this page? As with all our Featured Books, you can download free Opening Extracts and buy with 25% off the RRP.
The Official FIFA World Cup 2010 Website has everything you need to know to become a World Cup expert.
And finally, if you thought football was lacking in literary connections, consider the Mexico squad of 2002. Their defence included Gabriel, Garcia, and Marquez!